Saturday, April 24, 2010

Joburg Zoo

(posted by Elizma)

After our flight was cancelled due to the volcanic ash, we spent Wednesday morning at Joburg Zoo.

Liam enjoyed it immensely. His favourite animals were the elephants, tigers and most of all, he liked the gorillas.

More photos here.

Passing the days

(posted by Elizma)

The time we spent in and around the house was lovely. The weather was brilliant most of the time and we made the most of it by vising garden centers, bird parks, play parks, outdoor restaurants etc.

For more photos, click here.

A visit from the Breytenbachs

(posted by Elizma)

After our return from the coast, we spent a few more days in Joburg before Leon had to go back to the UK.

Soon after, my sister Annalize and her two daughters, Suzelle and Luzaan flew up from Cape Town to spend some time with us. It was really great to see them. The two girls are also amaizing babysitters and I almost never saw Liam.

Here are some photos of our time together, for more click here.

Really tired after playing outside all day

Evidence of playing outside

Margate and Ballito

(posted by Elizma)

After spending a few days in Johannesburg we flew down to Durban to spend 2 weeks with my parents in first Margate and then Ballito. The weather was fantastic and we spent many days on the beach and by the swimming pool.

In Ballito we stayed in my aunt's lovely holiday flat - within walking distance of the beach. (She does also rent it out for holidays, so if anyone is interested, just let me know and I can send you contact details.)

Liam enjoyed playing in the sand but was still a bit weary of the sea. Maybe next time...

Here are some photos from our time there - for more, click here.

The view from our flat in Margate

With Oupa Danie

Lounging by the swimming pool

One of MANY milkshakes

Catching fish in Ballito

Serious early morning conversations

Arrival in Joburg and first few days

(posted by Elizma)

Our 5-week holiday in South Africa has turned into 7 weeks thanks to the kindness of Leon and the erruption of the volcano in Iceland.

However, all good things must come to an end and we are on our way home tomorrow evening - if all goes well.

I therefore thought to get ahead and post a few bits and pieces of our holiday here on the blog even before we get home. There are literally hundreds of photographs. I'll only post a few on the blog with links to albums with more. I know not everyone are interested in looking at so many photos of us, but grandparents are often very keen ;-)

Liam has absolutely loved the weather and being outside all the time. He refused blankly to wear shoes and had more scrapes and falls during these few weeks than in his entire life as he played outside for most of the time.

Here are a few photos of our first few days in SA for more, click here.

Passing time on the plane

Catching up with cousins Hendre and Francois

Not quite ready for a bed yet

Learning the game of cricket with cousin Hennie